My friend Naomi always serves terrific desserts. One night ~ dinner, much to the joy of her guests -- myself included -- she produced a gorgeous coco layer cake. However it was the unusual-looking tool she subsequently wielded the really captured my attention. That looked prefer a big steel comb with around twenty long, spicy tines and a silver handle. As soon as I asked around it, she said it to be a "cake breaker," designed specifically for point of view food cake; the comb doesn"t damage the delicate, airy structure of point of view food the way a continual knife can, although the does leave also vertical streaks running throughout each part of cake, kind of choose a rake in sand. Naomi explained that return the slicer is expected for point of view food, she finds the it functions well for any sort that cake.




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Then, this previous weekend, at my bridal shower, Naomi gave me a cake breaker the my very own! Not just that, however mine has actually a fabulous kelly eco-friendly Bakelite handle. (She found it ~ above eBay, clever girl.) over are part photos of the slicer in action, and also below is among my favourite recipes for angel food, from The joy of Cooking, with a an easy toffee-laced whipped cream icing my mommy used to make. If you"re interested in purchase a cake breaker for yourself, friend can examine out eBay for a vintage version, or go here for a brand-new one, sans Bakelite handle.

Angel Food Cake v Heath Bar Whipped Cream Icing


Adapted from The joy of Cooking and Veronica Stubbs

Serves 12

For the cake:

1 cup sifted cake flour1 1/3 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cup egg white skin - man (from about a dozen large eggs)1 tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon cream the tartar1 tespoon vanilla

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